Blockbuster teams up with Microsoft to offer services via Live Mesh platform

In a sign of things to come, Blockbuster today announced a collaboration with Microosft to deliver new mobile services, thereby allowing users to “watch even more movies on more devices.” This vision is being driven by the Live Mesh platform and the many opportunities it offers 3rd party developers.

“Eventually, we’ll give customers instant access to any movie on any device with an Internet connection and a screen,” said Keith Morrow, Blockbuster’s chief information officer…

…once people begin connecting their televisions to the Internet, software such as Live Mesh will allow them to pause a movie on one TV and pick it up – at exactly the same place – on a TV in another building.”

Live Mesh applications are going to significantly extend what we think of as Live Mesh right now and I for one can’t wait. Angus will probably have more on this later, but free links go to whoever writes a Mesh application that replicates the service.